Sunday, July 31, 2016

The B.R.A.T. Diet

I had big plans for this weekend. We were going to go to our Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum. They had free admission with special fun exhibits. I wanted to check out Benson Days, which had food trucks, live music, a parade, and a pancake feed. Then we had tickets to a baseball game, which the boys did end up going to that, while I stayed home.

Yep it's been awhile, since the boys went to the SAC Museum. This was taken a few years ago.

Sickness started with Isaak on Monday. I didn't know if he was actually sick, or was just filled up and needed to go to the bathroom. He went to camp, and infected other kids I'm sure. Then Travis got it, and I knew it was real. Then it was Mica. He stayed home from camp, and only had it a day. Finally it struck me. Yesterday I was weak, and my stomach hurt. Today I woke up feeling pretty ok. I even made a big breakfast for everyone. Then it all came back like a freight train. Only now it's mostly 1 big headache.

All week I've been trying to have us all eat light, and stick to the B.R.A.T. diet = Banana, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast. Anyhow I grew up having this diet when I was sick. My mom was a nurse. She made sure I stuck to it. She added soup to the mix, and soda crackers. I always add Jello to the diet, for the boys Gatorade if they won't drink, and for us tea. We've had toast with jelly, toast with honey, Jello fixed the normal way, Jello in liquid form, rice made different ways, and so on. I'm really glad that I'm the last one to get this. I don't think any of us can stand this diet any longer. I did have Travis pick up rice and wonton soup at a Chinese place last night. I was happy to have the variety of soup. Ha!

What kinds of food do you eat when your family gets sick? 


Tamara Narayan said...

I remember when roto virus got all of us in a 24 hour period. Man, that was rough. We ate Jello and sipped water.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

All my children had lactose intolerance when they were young. A bit of ice cream at a party and they'd be in digestive distress. We practiced the BRAT diet many times. Except for one of them, they all outgrew it.

Theresa Mahoney said...

We usually just stick to soup and broth when we are sick. Maybe a little toast too.

~ Noelle said...

The brat diet is our go to as well, although if it's really bad it's just crackers and gatorade


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